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April Fools’ Day Color by Code Reading Comprehension Activity


Are you looking for an engaging April Fools’ Day activity for your ELA students? Check out this Color By Code April Fool’s Day Activity.

This reading comprehension April Fools Day activity asks your students to read an interesting article about the creation of the day, as well as the best pranks of all times! Your students will learn all about April Fools Day and the fun and humor surrounding the day.  Your students will also answer 15 multiple choices Common Core questions on the author’s purpose, theme, main idea, and other important reading skills. They will have to dig deep into the text to find their answers.  Then, your students will color in the picture with the color associated with the correct answer.

This activity is perfect for…

  • Independent Reading
  • Engaging your students with art and reading
  • Stations & Centers
  • State Testing Review

In this product, you will receive:

1. 2 ½ Page Original Article – Keep Calm-It’s Just April Fools’ Day

2. 15 Multiple Choice Reading Comprehension Questions with an Answer Key

3. Coloring Page with Example

What Other Teachers Have Said About My Original Articles…

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Leigh B said, “My students loved being able to learn more about one of their fav games. We used this during distance learning last spring and again in person this year. It is a great resource. I had my students use this to write an argumentative essay on the game. Thanks!”

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Lucy A said, “My students’ faces lit up when I showed them this activity! They were so engaged and actually asked me if we could continue working on it past the end of the class period. Totally relevant to today’s kids!”

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Laura G said, “My students enjoyed reading this article. It prompted further discussion. The writing assignment along with the reading comp questions was relevant and very helpful, as well as the template and rubric.”

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